Q. I wonder why many very good and trustworthy commentators call the offspring of the fallen angels and human women “The fallen ones”? Some very good men lately have called the fallen angels the fallen ones and to me it makes more sense than calling their offspring the fallen ones. Would you straighten me out on this subject?
A. The Hebrew root word from which we get Nephilim (Hebrew nephiyl) in Genesis 6:4 is naphal which means “to fall”. The fathers were angels who had taken on human form, the mothers were human women, but it’s their hybrid offspring who have come to be known as the fallen ones.